BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 16, 2001–
PC-cillin for Wireless 2.0 for Palm OS, Microsoft Pocket PC,
and Symbian EPOC platforms now include real-time launch
scanning for best-in-class protection
Trend Micro Inc. (Nasdaq: TMIC)(TSE: 4704), a worldwide leader in network antivirus and Internet content security solutions, today unveiled a new version of its free antivirus software for the Palm OS. PC-cillin(R) for Wireless Version 2.0 for Palm OS now provides automatic real-time launch scanning to prevent viruses that enter the device from every possible entrypoint – beaming, synching, email and Internet downloading. Real-time launch scanning activates whenever applications on the device are launched and prevents viruses from activating on the device. Now users of the most popular handheld mobile and wireless device platforms, including Palm (Nasdaq: PALM) OS, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Pocket PC (Windows CE), and Symbian EPOC all have free and easy-to-use virus protection at their fingertips from the leader in enterprise Internet virus protection.
Trend Micro’s PC-cillin for Wireless, version 2.0 is one of the most complete and effective real-time solutions for Palm OS devices. Unlike other solutions which provide only PC-based protection during synching or device-resident protection that needs to be manually activated by the user, PC-cillin for Wireless Version 2.0 also automatically scans every application on the device in real-time just before it is executed or “launched.” This newest layer of PDA-resident protection complements other protection capabilities already found in PC-cillin for Wireless including real-time scanning during synchronization, and automatic on-demand scanning. Combined with Trend Micro’s antivirus solutions that block wireless virus threats as they pass through desktops, email servers and Internet gateways, PC-cillin for Wireless enables organizations to provide complete protection for their wireless device users.
“Since there are so many ways for wireless device users to exchange or download applications, checking for malicious code at `launch time’ is ultimately the best way to block them, regardless of how they got there,” commented Bob Hansmann, enterprise product manager for Trend Micro. “While there have only been a few wireless `proof of concept’ viruses to date, it’s really just a matter of time before wireless virus threats become more prevalent. When they do, PC-cillin for Wireless users will be protected.”
It is the rare business professional who does not have some kind of personal digital assistant today. According to Gartner Dataquest, nearly 10 million PDAs were sold worldwide last year, close to double the number sold in 1999. Analysts predict that 33 million PDAs will be sold in the year 2004. Based on Trend Micro’s award-winning PC-cillin(R) desktop antivirus software, PC-cillin for Wireless resides on Palm OS, Pocket PC, and EPOC handheld devices to protect users from potentially malicious code including viruses, scripts, Trojan horses, and worms. Devices are susceptible to these threats whenever users receive email, browse the Web, or receive information via beaming and synching.
Device users can easily download, install, and use PC-cillin for Wireless to help ensure that their devices are protected from all known wireless malicious code threats. In addition, corporations with employees using these wireless devices should encourage their employees to download and use PC-cillin for Wireless. PC-cillin for Wireless provides organizations with an extra layer of protection to defend their networks against this latest potential virus entry-point.
Trend Micro’s PC-cillin for Wireless Version 2.0 is the latest offering from Trend Micro enabling organizations to implement complete multi-layered virus protection, and is the latest in a series of steps that Trend Micro is taking to provide comprehensive protection for both the wired and wireless network. In Q1, 2001 Trend Micro released version 1.0 of PC-cillin for Wireless. In early Q2, Trend Micro made available InterScan(R) VirusWall(R) for WAP gateways. Last year, when the first wireless malicious code threats appeared, Trend Micro updated its entire lineup of network and consumer virus protection products to include detection for all known wireless malicious code. TrendLabs(TM), Trend Micro’s 24×7 global antivirus research and support center, continues to research wireless malicious code threats to ensure that Trend Micro is providing the most up-to-date protection possible.
In addition to the new real-time launch scanning feature, PC-cillin for Wireless Version 2.0 also boasts the following user benefits:
— Familiar User Interface – Device-specific design provides the look and feel of familiar wireless applications, offering comprehensive control with a minimal learning curve.
— Real-Time and On-Demand Scanning – Features which can identify and remove malicious code before it can cause damage, regardless of entry point.
— Easy Maintenance – Product and virus pattern file updates are easily accomplished using device standard procedures, making it easy for users to keep protection up-to-date.
— Minimal Footprint – PC-cillin for Wireless strikes a perfect balance between providing effective security and efficiently using limited memory resources.
Availability and Support
For a limited time, Trend Micro is offering PC-cillin for Wireless Version 2.0 as a free download to the general public through its Web site at www.antivirus.com/wireless. As with the many other free community services Trend Micro offers, including HouseCall(TM) for PC’s, Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes, support is provided at Trend Micro’s Web site, free of charge.
Trend Micro is also offering PC-cillin for Wireless updates to current PC-cillin for Wireless users free of charge. Users can subscribe at Trend Micro’s Web site to have free security update notifications delivered to their PC or wireless device. In addition, corporate customers can include PC-cillin for Wireless under their Premium Support contract.
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro, Inc. is a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services. The Tokyo-based Corporation has its North American headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., and business units worldwide. Trend Micro products are sold directly, through corporate value-added resellers, and through managed service providers. For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro products, visit http://www.antivirus.com or http://www.trendmicro.com.
Note to Editors: PC-cillin, InterScan and VirusWall are registered trademarks of Trend Micro Inc. in the United States and trademarks in other countries. HouseCall and TrendLabs are trademarks of Trend Micro Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other products and company names may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.